Your bathroom is a place where you upkeep your hygiene and to relax after a long day. Whatever style of bathroom you own, it’s possible that it is trying to give you a heads up that improvements are much needed. To help make your bathroom a better place to be, it’s important that you listen to these easy-to-spot signs.
Your Mirror is too Foggy After Showers
If you can’t see yourself in the mirror after you take a bath or shower, then your bathroom is trying to tell you that better ventilation is needed. Having poor ventilation in your bathroom can be a very bad thing because it can lead to mold growth and cause the building materials in the room to age faster. You can improve the ventilation by either installing more windows and opening them up or installing a bathroom ventilation system, which can exchange the air in your bathroom in just five minutes. A fan may also need to be installed if the air in your bathroom stays stale for 1 minutes or longer.
Your Shower Water Turns Cold or is Slow to Heat Up
There’s nothing worse than being in a hot shower and the water turning icy cold in the midst of it. If you are having problems heating up your shower water or keeping it warm, then your bathroom is trying to tell you that your water heater is being overworked. In this case, you will likely need to have a new water heater installed.
You’re Cold After Showers
If it feels cold in your bathroom after taking a steamy shower, then your restroom is telling you that you need additional heating. By adding a small heater to your bathroom, you can get rid of this problem. You can have an electric heater installed in the wall or purchase a portable one. Either way, make sure t is energy efficient. You can even opt to have radiant floor heating installed in your bathroom. Not only will this feel good beneath your bare feet, but it is also considered to be more energy efficient than baseboard heating and forced-air heating.
Your Water Bill is Extremely High
The first thing you should look to help lower your water bill is to upgrade the water fixtures in your bathrooms. If you have leaky faucets, then the water will quickly add up and run up your water bill. It’s a good idea to check for leaks in your pipes as well. Installing water fixtures and showerhead that is energy efficient can also be done to help lower your water bill. Your toilet may also be running frequently, so don’t forget to check that out.
You Can’t Shave or Dry Your Hair in the Bathroom
If you don’t have an outlet in your bathroom, then it’s time to upgrade it with one. Older bathrooms rarely have outlets, so this isn’t uncommon. You will need a contractor to come to your home to do this for you.
If you need to address problems that your bathroom is telling you about, don’t hesitate to contact the licensed professionals at CA Green Remodeling.